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We found 11 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Arlington Heights, IL.

Dr. Glenn Jordan Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Glenn Schwartz is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Schwartz is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of cauterizations, biopsy, and laryngoscopy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

Dr. Allan A Ho, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Allan Ho practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is especially interested in allergy testing. Dr. Ho is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ho studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

Dr. Andrew James Lerrick, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 East Golf Road; Suite 121
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Lerrick's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lerrick include thyroid problems, minor surgery, and snoring. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He speaks French. Dr. Lerrick is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Minor Surgery, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Lon J Petchenik, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lon Petchenik's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petchenik accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Petchenik is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Nasal Endoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

Dr. Maria Latev Wittkopf, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Maria Wittkopf is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Wittkopf include allergy testing. Dr. Wittkopf is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

Dr. Kirk R Clark, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Kirk Clark practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Clark is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass nose cauterization, biopsy, and allergy testing. Dr. Clark is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Clark is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing, Nose Cauterization, Biopsy

Dr. Marci Jill Neidich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marci Neidich's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She has indicated that her clinical interests include cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. Dr. Neidich accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Nasal Endoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy, Flexible Laryngoscopy

Dr. Robert L Deitch, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 301
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Robert Deitch is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Deitch attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. His areas of expertise include the following: hearing aids, facial surgery, and sinuplasty. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deitch is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Restylane, Hearing Aids, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Smyrniotis, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. George Smyrniotis specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Smyrniotis's clinical interests include cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Smyrniotis is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Nasal Endoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

Dr. Lawrence O Martin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1430 N. Arlington Heights Road; Suite 214
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Martin's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, blepharoplasty, and chin surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Martin obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Rhinoplasty, Chin Surgery, Otoplasty, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Glenn Grossman, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 301
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Grossman is an otolaryngologist in Hoffman Estates, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grossman include hearing aids, facial surgery, and sinuplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Grossman accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Restylane, Hearing Aids, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Head and Neck Surgery?

Head and neck surgery is a subspecialty that provides advanced surgical care for the head, face, neck, and throat. Most head and neck surgeons begin their careers as otolaryngologists (ENTs) or plastic surgeons, but becoming certified as a head and neck surgeon requires additional training.

A surgeon who treats the head and neck has very specific considerations to take into account when operating. The delicate structures of the head and neck control our senses, our speech, our ability to chew and swallow food, and even our ability to breathe. A head and neck surgeon has to be careful to preserve the many functions of the head and neck when performing an operation. Also, when operating on or around the face, extreme care must be taken to leave as few scars as possible, since the face is a critical part of identity and social interaction. It all adds up to a tricky job.

Some of the issues a head and neck surgeon might treat include:
  • Cancer
  • Trauma to the face or neck
  • Thyroid disorders requiring surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomies / adenoidectomies
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Disorders of the larynx (voice box)

Cancers, especially of the esophagus, mouth, lips, and skin around the face or throat, are one of the most common issues requiring head or neck surgery. Most often, head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use. Chewing tobacco in particular affects the lips and mouth. Other risk factors for head and neck cancers include alcohol use and sun exposure.

Often after surgery, but particularly after the removal of a tumor, head and neck surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery, including microvascular surgery to connect or replace skin tissue. The goal is to restore not only a patient’s function but also their appearance in this critical area of the body, improving self-esteem.